Can we meet you?

 Guest: My name is Akinjobi Oluwagbemisola, an unashamed Christian.

With the extra feather to your cap, how did you feel when you were announced as a category winner in The New Man Gospel Writing Contest, 2022?

Guest: At the time of the result announcement, I felt a sense of nervousness but on seeing the results, I could say I was a little surprised because I was expecting to do well but not to the extent of winning and the earlier nervousness was due to "what ifs".

What are your writing aspirations for the future?

Guest: My writing aspirations for the future is to appear on the biggest print networks in Nigeria and all other parts of the world as a multi-award winning writer.

What other things do you do apart from writing.
Guest: Apart from writing, I'm actively a student - studying medicine at the University of Ibadan. I also do a bit of graphics design.

As regards your dreams and aspirations, what is/are your greatest fear(s)?
Guest: I do not think I'm fearful of anything regarding my future aspirations.

What and Who inspires your writing?
Guest: My family and my God inspires me to write. I want to make known just how good God is and I want to solve some problems of mankind through our own experiences.

When did you start writing? Can you give us a background story?
Guest: I started writing in April 2021. I was at church and my Pastor was preaching about "Stepping out with the gospel" and somehow, I felt the way for me to step out was by writing. I began to look out for openings for writers and I came across the New Man application. So, I applied and the journey started.

What would you love to say to encourage other writers?
Guest: To other writers out there, I'll like to tell you to remain tenacious with what you do because someday, there will be a great reward and an expected end of success.

What do you think about the New Man Gospel Writing Contest? What new things do you hope to see in subsequent editions?
Guest: The New Man writing contest is what the body of Christ needs at this time and I'm thankful for the organisation. For subsequent editions, I wish to see more winners recognised per category as this creates an avenue for more creatives to be rewarded.